Daily Brief

October 28, 2020

Kutztown University Acrobatics & Tumbling 2021-22 inaugural season. Background is the KU Bear head logo on a maroon background.

ACROBATICS AND TUMBLING ADDED AS VARSITY SPORT
Kutztown University president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson announced Tuesday the addition of women's acrobatics and tumbling as the Golden Bears' 22nd varsity sport. The team will begin competition during the 2021-22 school year. To learn more, read the full release here or visit https://KUBears.com.
     Matt Heffelfinger, Office of Sports Information

Illustration of decorated car trunk filled with candies.

DATE CHANGE - SOCIALLY-DISTANCED TRUNK OR TREAT
Oct. 30
The date has changed, but the plan remains the same. On Friday, Oct. 30, join us for some socially-distanced Halloween fun. Our staff and community volunteers will be masked up, our vehicle trunks will be decorated and we will have lots of goodie bags. No need to get out of the car; let your little ones grab the bag while showing off their masked faces. Please register so we can ensure there are treats for all. https://www.kuf.org/events/upcoming-events
     Jillian Lovejoy, Kutztown University Foundation

WEATHER

Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger

Surface trough passes which will trigger scattered showers for the morning. Some thinning of the clouds by afternoon and we may see some sun coming through. Interests then get pulled to approaching remnants of Zeta come Thursday. High temperature near 60. Winds west at 5 mph. Rainfall less than 0.10 inch.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

TEST OF KU ALERT SYSTEM
Oct. 29
There will be a test of the Kutztown University emergency alert systems 10:50 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 29. You will receive test messages through the Omnilert text message, email and Simplex mass notification systems, including campus loudspeakers. Messages will also be seen on the university website, social media and the desktop pop-up system. You will be able to dismiss the test alert on the desktop pop-up system immediately by clicking the acknowledge button provided on the screen. Thank you for your patience as we complete this required test.
     KU University Relations

CET FALL PRESENTATION SERIES
Oct. 29
The CET provides the fifth session of our Fall CET Presentation Series "Open Educational Resources: Access, Affordability and Academic Success," presented by professor Dan Stafford at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 29. This Zoom session can be accessed through the Zoom link https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274. All are welcome, and participation certificates will be provided. Hope to see you there.
Note: A limited number of $200 professional development stipends are available for workshop attendees if they register and complete a short review of a textbook in the Open Textbook Library. Please click the registration link below for the review and stipend, and contact Dan Stafford at stafford@kutztown.edu with any questions.
https://open.umn.edu/network/workshops/oers-access-affordability-and-academic-access-for-computer-science-and-the-center-for-the-enhancement-of-teaching
     Yun (Amy) Lu, Center for the Enhancement of Teaching

BLOOD DRIVE
Nov. 4
Save a life. Donate blood to the Community Outreach Center Miller-Keystone Blood Drive noon to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Keystone Fieldhouse. Please share with local family and friends as the blood drive is open to the public. Use link to pre-register for your time. Thank you. https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/81779
    Jerry Schearer, Community Outreach Center

LET'S TALK POLITICS: ELECTION 2020
Nov. 9
The Department of Political Science and Public Administration is hosting a virtual event to discuss the 2020 election, 6-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 9. Faculty panelists will comment on the election followed by a moderated Q&A with the audience. Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. The link is https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/94507313932?pwd=c1BoOWhYQTF5WVJMbU1ZN25VM0xnUT09.
     Steve Lem, Department of Political Science

COOK WITH AARON MCCARGO JR. AND DONAVAN MCCARGO

Watch the creation of crunchy country fried pork bites, buffalo chicken cheese balls and blue cheese dip. You are guaranteed many laughs along the way. Stream it here https://vimeo.com/469047535/ba1e04efc8.
     Leah Cassellia, McFarland Student Union

HOME STRUMMING WITH NELLY'S ECHO
You may have missed this event during Homecoming 2020, but you can still enjoy the vibe. Enjoy Nelson’s awesome music along with personal stories of cultural life experiences growing up and traveling in Africa, and how that influences his music. Access it here https://vimeo.com/469046289/41c005db74.
     Leah Cassellia, McFarland Student Union

OPEN MIC NIGHT, HOSTED BY LAKIN
Friday night was filled with lots of fun and talent. Lakin shared her talents with us, while spotlighting a wide variety of Golden Bear performances for Homecoming 2020. The performance is still available here https://youtu.be/80IS5zNqzBs. Enjoy.
     Leah Cassellia, McFarland Student Union

UPCOMING EVENTS

Oct. 29

10:50 a.m.

Test of the KU Emergency Alert Systems

Oct. 29

11 a.m.

Social Equity Policies Training
socialequity@kutztown.edu

Oct. 29

11 a.m.

CET: "Open Educational Resources”
https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/390059274

Oct. 30

11 a.m.

Open Forum with Chancellor Greenstein
https://passhe.zoom.us/j/98900910906

Nov. 2

7 p.m.

Music Monday
https://www.facebook.com/KUMusicDept

Nov. 4

Noon to 7 p.m.

Blood Drive
https://donor.giveapint.org/donor/schedules

PHILOSOPHY CLUB MEETS
Oct. 29
The KU Philosophy Club will meet 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, with a discussion on “Spheres of Interest and Power Struggles.” The U.S. has a very divisive political climate, with coastal and urban areas typically having a strong majority of membership to one party and rural areas with a majority to the other. I claim that the unification of these areas renders government inefficient by the majority in an area suppressing the views of the minority. All are welcome. This is a ZOOM meeting. Here is the link: https://kutztown.zoom.us/j/98035016433?pwd=QjdSMDcyQk5Rd1VlMzFLeHdiVnVtQT09
https://www.facebook.com/groups/ku.philosophyclub/

FIRST-GEN AT KU

As this week begins, remind students to start thinking about classes to take next semester and to schedule meetings with their academic advisers. Winter 2020 and spring 2021 classes are available on MyKU. The KU Glossary located on the MyKU Mobile App will also be helpful to share with students. It is a collection of terms that students are likely to come across on MyKU or around the university. Check out our website for more resources and information.
https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administrative-offices/orientation/first-gen-at-ku.html
     Christine Storch, First-Gen at KU

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

These are the non-instructional positions open on campus on our online job board at http://employment.kutztown.edu:

Job Number

Job Title

Job Term

Advertise To

2020-0097

NEW - Executive Director of Health & Wellness Services

Full Time

11/8/20

Clerical Pool

2020-21 Clerical Pool

Full Time

Continuous

Custodial Pool

2020-21 Custodial Pool

Full Time

Continuous

     Jeanette Forster, Office of Human Resources

ACCOMMODATIONS

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email DSO@kutztown.edu, TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator located in the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by email at pena@kutztown.edu or the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by email at OCR@ed.gov.